What is ‘Assassin’s Creed: Rising Phoenix’?

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 17th, 2013 at 3:38 pm,

Assassins Creed Rising Phoenix

If we didn’t know any better given the leaked image revealing something called Assassin’s Creed: Rising Phoenix, we’d say Ubisoft has a few leaks in their studio. Although the image spotted online seems to reveal a currently-unannounced project in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, there’s no further information on what it could mean.

But given the logos seen in the Rising Phoenix screenshot, we’d bet that those die-hard Assassin’s Creed fans will have more than enough to go on in spinning some crazy theories. Could Desmond Miles’ story not be over just yet?

The image has been discovered by Eurogamer, yet it isn’t known at present if it was leaked by someone within the studio, or simply dug up online. Credited as intended for circulation within the studio only, the image is also branded with Ubisoft Digital Arts’ name – the branch of the company responsible for series development in non-game areas.

To date, the studio has only been put to work in producing the live-action Assassin’s Creed: Lineage short film series exploring the Auditore family leading up to Assassin’s Creed 2. Since Ubisoft is still in the honeymoon period of their Assassin’s Creed 4 announcement, it seems highly unlikely that Rising Phoenix is anywhere ready to be detailed.

Whatever the case, take a look at the image for yourself, and see if anything jumps out:

Assassins Creed Rising Phoenix Image

Given that a PlayStation Vita-exclusive dose of Creed is expected this year, along with a possible social media tie-in game, Rising Phoenix could really be anything. Even a CG short film helping to explain the new mythology behind Assassin Creed 4‘s modern-day hero character would be welcome, since the developers are changing up the rules of their series a bit.

What stands out quite prominently in the image is the pair of lit insignia strongly resembling the corporate logo of Abstergo Industries, the modern-day Knights Templar. In fact, the logo is that of the Erudito Collective, a group organized specifically to oppose Abstergo (we don’t get how rotating a group’s logo 50 degrees embodies rebellion either, but what do we know?).

With Erudito’s past efforts to expose Abstergo and contact Desmond directly in mind – and the use of a ‘rising pheonix’ in its name – we’d bet that this project has something to do with Desmond Miles specifically. We’ve been asking how Desmond would fit into Assassin’s Creed 4‘s story for a while now, so we’ll have to wait and see if Erudito may provide an answer.

What are your theories on Rising Phoenix? Sound off here, but try to keep spoilers out of it.

Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag will release on October 29, 2013 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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Source: Eurogamer

TAGS: Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed 3, Assassin's Creed 4, Ubisoft


  • Rabbit93

    im gussing maybe a short film or possibly a comic book explaining what happened to desmond and continuing his story possibly coming back to him with ac5

  • Drunkenmunkey

    Fassbender. That is all.

    (I wish)

  • DarthMalnu


    • HelghastUser

      My thoughts exactly..

  • Czar56

    i think that its a live-action movie or a CG movie, leading to the events of Assassin’s Creed 4. If Desmond’s story in fact isnt over, they’ll discuss that in the movie and how he gets to the events of AC4. If it’s a new hero, they’ll discuss how he gets involved in the war between the Assassins and the Templars

  • Archie Garcia

    Please be a mobile game!! I’ve always wanted to play an assassins creed game on my iphone 5 with the kind of graphics power the newest generation ios devices have. That image kinda looks the size of an iphone 5 screen.

  • COREY_1993

    Dfinitely a vita game

  • The Real Nathan Drake

    Well, we know Desmond’s dad is still around but has the series ever really gone into any detail about the rest of Desmond’s family in the present? I mean it’s possible there could be a half-brother or sister running around out there or cousins that would share some of his DNA…

  • Mike

    STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT!!!!!!!!!

  • Dovahkiin

    Notice the capitol “X”? That might mean somthing. Can someone counnt all of the mainstream games and offical spinoffs? it could be somthing refering to the tenth item in the series.

    • dude

      Assassin’s Creed
      Assassin’s Creed II
      Assassin’s Creed III
      Altaïr’s Chronicles

      There’s nine. Assuming it’s released before Black Flags, it is the tenth game.

      • http://www.google.com NOTTODD

        Yah too many games in a short time. And i’m a fan. The series is gonna burn out without a break.

        i thought ac3 was goty and even im franchise fatigued